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    #16
    Re: Not very happy

    Change the picture setting to black and white and you will be able to see another way to placing your blocks. I think I prefer no sashing or at least something darker than white.

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      #17
      Re: Not very happy

      First of all this is a really pretty group of blocks. It will end up being a really pretty top. I think the second arrangement is much better than the first, but I would probably go more for a random arrangement with the colors, trying not to have the same color touching. I think the top looks more vibrant without the sashing, and I usually prefer sashing. Maybe a different color if you really want the sashing.

      But please know this is only my opinion, that and $2 will get you a soda in most convenience stores (but I wouldn't go in without the $2, LOL)

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        #18
        Re: Not very happy

        I think the blocks themselves are beautiful. But agree with everyone else that the color balance is out. This can be one of the hardest parts of putting a quilt together is balancing out the colors. Slokarma has a great suggestion of using black and white picture to help see the lights and darks placed in the quilt.

        I'm looking forward to seeing you finished quilt.

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          #19
          Re: Not very happy

          The blocks are gorgeous. Mix ' em up! No sashing, no matching colors in rows. Let the fabrics play off of each other.
          K is for Karen 😊​..................
          Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


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            #20
            Re: Not very happy

            Originally posted by Nidan_07 View Post
            Mix the colours up a bit more, and spread the lights and darks out as evenly as you can......you're gonna scream at me now, aren't you?

            Perhaps you could number the blocks and places like a graph, and we could have a game of 'quilter's twister'......"block number 6 to A3".......LOL!
            I agree to just mix the lights and darks more. As for the sash I like with or without the sash.
            TODAY IS A GOOD DAY...TO HAVE A GOOD DAY...Genny

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              #21
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              Ok no sashing I agree with everybody so I will go mix it up and repost another pic soon Thanks sooo much yall! Oh and if anybody would like to come to my house and help me that be greeeeat! Just sayin lol

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                #22
                Re: Not very happy

                Originally posted by Hawaii Roxy View Post
                Ok no sashing I agree with everybody so I will go mix it up and repost another pic soon Thanks sooo much yall! Oh and if anybody would like to come to my house and help me that be greeeeat! Just sayin lol
                I'd love to jump on a plane and head your way.
                sigpicAnita G.

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                  #23
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                  I know this is going to sound weird, it looks to "blocky" to me. sorry, that is the only word I can think of and can't really explain it.
                  :icon_wave:Lisa

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                    #24
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                    Originally posted by MomGram View Post
                    I'd love to jump on a plane and head your way.
                    I know, right?
                    K is for Karen 😊​..................
                    Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


                    Before you speak,
                    T - is it TRUE?
                    H - is it HELPFUL?
                    I - is it INSPIRING?
                    N - is it NECESSARY?
                    K - is it KIND?

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                      #25
                      Re: Not very happy

                      Originally posted by mspepper View Post
                      I know this is going to sound weird, it looks to "blocky" to me. sorry, that is the only word I can think of and can't really explain it.
                      I AGREE!!!!! but meh it is what it is Im sewing the blocks together no sashing as everybody suggested its sold so im ok with it

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                        #26
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                        And to those who would like to come COME ON!!!! I have no kids left at home now so plenty of room we can get our quilt on!!!! WOOOHOOO Yup thats right NO KIDS Josh left last month hes back in Ks with his older brother and I kinda like not havin his drama and fighting butt here hahahaha! its sooooo quiet!!!!!

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                          #27
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                          It's hard because not only do you have to balance out the solid blocks but you have to make sure your centers are evenly distributed. My eye keeps going to blocks that are side by side with the same centers. I love the blocks both with and without the sashing. Seems the one without has a more geometric look to it. I might like that one a hair more. The colors seem bolder. I think what everyone said about light and darks is right but no one mentioned centers.
                          Hugs,
                          Joanne

                          There are no mistakes, only happy accidents. - Bob Ross

                          A girl needs to surround herself with TONS of happiness.
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                            #28
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                            - if you want sashing -- try a real bright yellow - that might make the other colors POP . . JMO
                            2015 is here
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                              #29
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                              Try arranging the blocks such that similar colors run in a diagonal pattern. So if blue is first block in the top row, make it the second block in the second row and so on. It will provide a method to the madness.
                              Preeti
                              http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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                                #30
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                                Mix up the colors, for sure, & eliminate the white sashing. JCY

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